New York, NY

Studio Manager, American Tap Dance Foundation

The Organization


The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation.   ATDF is recognized as a local, national and international leader in the field and continues to further three main objectives: 

  • to perpetuate tap dance as a flourishing contemporary art form on a National and International level.
  • to provide a basis for the growth of tap dance by teaching new generations through comprehensive educational programs.
  • and to preserve the artistry of the early generations of tap masters.

Our Programs

Since 2001, the ATDF has produced Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival.  Each year, Tap City offers expansive adult, pre-professional and youth training programs with internationally renowned teachers and numerous diverse premiere performances & city-wide events. The festival attracts hundreds of dancers, teachers, students and masters from all over the world. Students and professionals from Brazil, Spain, Germany, Israel, Japan, France, Australia, Russia, and at least 28 nations value this opportunity to study and perform in an atmosphere devoted to celebrating tap dance. Each year, the Festival’s “Hoofer” and “Tap Preservation” Awards are given to a tap dancer, educator and/or organization for their outstanding achievement, and contribution made to the field. In 2002, the ATDF created the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame to honor legendary tap dancers by preserving their legacy.

On January 2, 2010, the American Tap Dance Foundation opened the doors to its current home, the American Tap Dance Center. A milestone accomplishment since more than 20 years ago, the Foundation pioneered one of New York City’s first tap dance studios, Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center. Now the foundation has a home for the close to 10,000 students, teachers, performers, scholars, historians and the general public each year thanks to an expansive list of programming, including: on-going Tap Classes for Youth, Teens and Adults; the Tap City Youth Ensemble; the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund, seasonal New Tap Choreography Showcases, occasional studio events, jams, talks and film presentations, a thriving Artists in Residence Program and an extensive Tap Teacher Training Program.

Most recently, the ATDF donated its extensive film, print, audio and photo archives to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Position Overview

Studio Operations Manager 

To develop, promote, manage, and maintain year-round tap dance programs, studio rentals, and product sales at the American Tap Dance Center that meet the mission of American Tap Dance Foundation.

– Attends weekly Staff Meeting and reports to Artistic/Executive Director.
– Provides strong leadership presence and oversees and directs all Studio Receptionists.
– Covers for Reception Staff when necessary & available.
– On-site Manager and contact person for all Program/Studio Activities.
– Assists Youth Program Director with all student relations and communications.
– Assists Youth Program Director with all student events, concerts & showcases. Includes coordinating volunteer/work study staff for Front of House & VIP/COMP tickets with box offices of venues.
– Communicates & answers questions from prospective students, parents & renters.
– Programs all studio classes & events into MINDBODY.
– Creates, coordinates, and maintains all Office/Programs/Studios Schedules & Calendars.
- Tracks, collects, maintains, and reports on all Tuitions & Payment Plans for Programs.
- Tracks and reports on all payrolls for Teaching Staff & Receptionists.
– Oversees some Database & Statistics Management.
– Creates and maintains a Studio Office Manual.
– Supervises & Trains Studio Staff/Receptionists, Interns and Volunteers.
– Coordinates Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Year-Round Rentals with ATDF Education Programs.
– Assists in Social Media Programs specific to the Center & Education Programs.
– Oversees all contracted Studio/Office Cleaning, Repairs & Maintenance.
– Orders general studio/office supplies and maintains Equipment Inventory.
– Maintains Product Sales: Inventory, ordering, processing, shipping, & customer relations.

(Roughly 40 hours per week)

$38,000 Annually

Generous PTO Policy and Medical Insurance

Desired Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree preferred
– Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Mind Body & Zoom.
– Interest in the arts a plus
– Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative
– Detail-oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
– Strong outreach and relationship building skills
– Enjoys interacting with people
– Candidates must live in New York or be willing to relocate

How To Apply

To submit your application, please email BOTH a resume and cover letter as one PDF file to  

Please use the subject line “Studio Manager Position”

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